It's sad but true that get rich quick schemes quite simply don't exist: if it looks too good to be true then in is. But that doesn't mean there aren't genuine ways of boosting your income. Here are five of our favorites.
1.Get cash for your old coins
I wonder how many households throughout the UK have got little stashes of foreign coins hidden here and there, left over from holidays and other trips abroad? Banknotes are easy to exchange, but most places won't take coins. Most, but not all. Websites like Cash4coins.co.uk are a quick and easy way to change foreign coins that's useless to you for money you can save or spend.
Did you know that there are dozens of companies out there who are willing to pay you for your opinion? Filling in surveys, usually about new products, can be a great way to earn cash or vouchers, and can be enjoyable too, particularly if you're the sort of person who likes to have their say and influence companies to start selling the kind of stuff they like.
3. Arts and crafts
Do you like making stuff? If so, then why not sell your goods online? Sites like Etsy and Folksy are more than just marketplaces, they're communities of like minded people who love the personal touch of handmade creations.
4. Selling books, music, DVDs and games
If you want to sell your books or electronic products for money, you basically have two options. One is more definite, but the other more lucrative - if, that is, you manage to sell. Sites like musicmagpie.com will buy your CDs and DVDs in bulk. There's no hassle: simply enter what you want to sell onto their website, they will make you an offer, and if you like it you can send your stuff off and get paid. Alternatively, you can sell through Ebay or Amazon Marketplace. You won't be guaranteed to find a buyer, and even if you do it might take a while, but you're likely to get a significantly better return.
5. Car boot sales
Leaving the oldie but the goodie until last, car boot sales can still be a great way of earning a bit of extra money. Book your space, pack up the car and make sure you arrive good and early. Even if you're there as a seller, don't forget to look for bargains to buy.
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